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Empties - V2
Seeing product empties is so satisfying 🙂
Post your weekly, monthly, quarterly, whenever-ly empties and let us know how you felt about them!
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so this is more than a months worth of empties maybe a few additional weeks or so. see below for products listed and a simple key to whether I loved them, liked them, felt I could take them or leave them, or the product was just not for me.
L = Love!
I - I like
M = Meh
N = Nope
Farmacy - Green Clean Makeup Meltaway (M)
Fresh - face mask (M)
Lab For You - Juice Up Kale Face Mask (M)
Supergoop! setting mist SPF 50 (L)
Trader Joe's - Ultra Hydrating Gel Moisturizer (M)
Tula - Purifying Face Cleanser (M)
Sol De Janeiro - SOL Cheirosa '62 (L)
Not Your Mother's Clean Freak Dry Shampoo, Original (x4) (L)
Not Your Mother's Clean Freak Tapioca Dry Shampoo, Warm Sugar (L)
BATH & BODY:
First Aid Beauty - Ultra Repair Cream (M)
Jergins - Weightless Wet Skin Moisturizer (I)
OGX - Coconut Miracle Oil Body Wash (M)
HANDS & FEET:
Bath & Body Works - foaming hand soap, Rose Water & Ivy (L)
Bath & Body Works - Hand Sanitizer, Eucalyptus Tea (M)
Deborah Lippman, Rich Girl (M)
Lush - Hand Scrub, Salted Coconut (I)
Sephora Collection - Macadamia Hand mask (X3) (I)
Becca - Highlighter, Champagne Pop (L)
Benefit - Roller Lash (x2) (L)
Benefit - The POREfessional Face Primer (L)
Benefit - The POREFessional, Agent Zero Shine Pro Powder (l)
NYX - Setting Spray, Dewy Finish (I)
Urban Decay - Eyeliner, Roach (L)
- IT Cosmetics, Bye Bye Pores Pressed (N)
- LUSH, Honey Trap Lip Balm (N)
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Nice set of empties @WhereYouStand!! I absolutely love the Rose Water & Ivy hand soap too!! The scent is heavenly. I have been hesitant about the SDL perfume because I've heard a lot of reviews say it doesn't have much lasting power.
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thanks @Samtian the champagne pop pictured is actually a mini that is why I finished it so fast. I should have specified sorry about that. the mini lasts me not that long but its totally worth the purchase in my humble opinion. I already had a backup on hand so I didn't run out. I feel its even better applied wet than when its applied dry.
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ARGH! Sephora doesn't want me to be great! Apparently, my original post exceeded the character limit. Even after a lot of editing, I still couldn't post, so I'm breaking it up into separate posts.
July Empties (1/4)
R (Results) - Did it work for your skin type/condition?
A (Aroma) - How does it smell?
T (Texture) - How does it feel when applied?
E (Expense) - Is it worth the cost?
Scam Alert – They’re selling, but we’re not buying. Neither should you. Step away. Save your coint.
Clearance Bound – Don’t rush out to buy this product. Wait for a sale because it’s not worth full price.Haul It – This product is seriously worth the coins. Add this to your cart yesterday!
First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Barriair Cream
R (Results) - Skin feels moisturized
A (Aroma) - None
T (Texture) - Slightly sticky, snot-like mousse
E (Expense) - $30 1.5 Fl. Oz.; Standard price for a good moisturizer
Rating: Scam Alert - This sample has me doing a heel turn in the opposite direction based on the texture alone.
Ralph Lauren Woman Eau de Parfum
R (Results) - This has decent lasing power
A (Aroma) - Floral “Old Lady” scent
T (Texture) - Feels heavy; Probably works better for winter
E (Expense) - $64 1.0 Oz.; Since I hated this fragrance, there is no way I’m spending money on this.
Rating: Scam Alert - I absolutely hated this fragrance as soon as I sprayed it.
Truly Hand Sanitizer Germ Killin’ Gel
R (Results) - Don’t have the ‘Rona, guess it keeps germs at bay
A (Aroma) - Basically smells like alcohol
T (Texture) - Watery; Calling this a gel is straight lies!
E (Expense) - $6 1.0 Fl. Oz.; This is probably way overpriced, and I went through it super quick.
Rating: Scam Alert - I bought this when sanitizer was scarce, but I wouldn’t recommend purchasing it.
Vichy Idéal Capital Soleil SPF 60 Ultra-Light Body and Face Sunscreen with Antioxidants
R (Results) - Provides expected sun protection and doesn’t give white cast since it’s a chemical sunscreen, but it doesn’t leave the skin with the healthy glow I like
A (Aroma) - YUCK! This smells like burning plastic and old hot dog water.
T (Texture) - Liquidy and mixes well with my other moisturizers
E (Expense) - $30.50 5.0 Fl. Oz.; Price isn’t a deal breaker for me. However, I think you can get a decent sunscreen that doesn’t make you want to vomit for the same (or a lower) price.Rating: Scam Alert - Although the texture is nice, this sunscreen STINKS!! I couldn’t wait to be done with it. Also, this sunscreen contains oxybenzone, so it’s not a reef-safe sunscreen.
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July Empties (2/4)
BareMinerals Lashtopia Mega Volume Mineral-Based Mascara
R (Results) - Luscious lashes that weren’t clumpy and didn’t smudge
A (Aroma) - None; Advertised as fragrance fee
T (Texture) - Mascara usually makes my lashes feel a little crunchy, but this did not.
E (Expense) - $20 0.40 Oz.; Another overpriced prestige mascara, but I might buy it on sale.
Rating: Clearance Bound - Although I liked the mascara, it didn’t blow me away.
Bath & Body Works Cactus Blossom Shower Gel
R (Results) - Gives me an enjoyable sensory experience in the daytime.
A (Aroma) - Has a light sweetly floral scent that doesn’t linger after I’m out of the shower.
T (Texture) - Standard shower gel. Shape of the bottle allows you to get every last drop!
E (Expense) - $12.50 10.0 Fl. Oz.; With all the coupons and sales, it’s rare to buy a B&BW shower gel at regular price.Rating: Clearance Bound - Although the scent wasn’t horrible, it wasn’t amazing. I wouldn’t go out of way for this scent.
Dermal Korea Collagen Essence Mask (Acai Berry)
R (Results) - Slight hydration to the skin.
A (Aroma) - Nothing strong
T (Texture) - Not nearly enough serum
E (Expense) - $9.99 16 Pack; This is beyond a great deal, but these are some cheap masks in both price and quality.Rating: Scam Alert - I received these masks as a gift, but this is a prime example of getting what you pay for.
Lapcos Derma Mask Hyaluronic Acid
R (Results) - Hydrated skin
A (Aroma) - Light floral scent
T (Texture) - Basic hydrating sheet mask, but didn’t have enough serum for me.
E (Expense) - $3.99 1 Mask; Bought this as part of a set of two; Not worth the price based on experience with other sheet masks.Rating: Scam Alert - This mask is totally forgettable.
La Roche-Posay Anthelios AOX Daily Antioxidant Serum with Sunscreen for Face SPF 50
R (Results) - Glowy skin with no white cast
A (Aroma) - No noticeable scent; Advertised as fragrance free
T (Texture) - Very liquidy like a serum; Absorbed quickly
E (Expense) - $42.50 1.0 Fl. Oz.; I think it’s overpriced.Rating: Scam Alert - I love the glow this sunscreen gave me, but sometimes it stung my eyes. Also, this contains oxybenzone, so it’s not reef safe.
Laura Mercier Medium Deep Translucent Loose Setting Powder
R (Results) - Offers sheer layer of coverage under foundation that helps my makeup last
A (Aroma) - No noticeable fragrance
T (Texture) - Soft and finely milled
E (Expense) - $39 1.0 Oz.; This is pricey, but it lasts such a long time, especially if you don’t use a lot of powder.Rating: Clearance Bound - I know this is consider a holy grail product, but I just don’t get all the hype with this.
The Mane Choice Manetabolism Plus Healthy Hair Vitamin Dietary Supplements
R (Results) - After using two bottles, I saw absolutely no change in my hair growth.
A (Aroma) - I didn’t notice any smell, but there was an initial off putting taste.
T (Texture) - These pills are on the larger size, but I didn’t find them difficult to swallow.
E (Expense) - $25.99 1-Month Supply; These are in the low to mid-range price of other hair vitamins, but are also often included in sales, so it’s easy to get them at a reduced price.Rating: Clearance Bound - Your results may vary, so if you are intrigued, then give it a try when they are on sale. Just don’t expect a miracle.
Moroccanoil Body Soufflé
R (Results) - Hands felt moisturized with a slight glow
A (Aroma) - Light sweet, nutty scent
T (Texture) - Creamy, but doesn’t feel whipped like I expect when I hear the word “soufflé”
E (Expense) - $56 6.4 Oz.; It’s more expensive than my fave SDJ Brazilian Bum Bum Cream.Rating: Clearance Bound - This was only a foil, so it’s not enough for me to jump on the must-haul bandwagon.
NYX Professional Makeup Matte Blotting Paper
R (Results) - Easily blots lipstick and shininess
A (Aroma) - None
T (Texture) - Smooth, absorbent basic paper
E (Expense) - $4 50 Ct.; NYX is always on sale at Ulta, so it feels like I’m always getting these papers for nearly $0.Rating: Haul It - These are my go-to blotting papers.
Rated Green Korean Beauty Avocado Scalp Pack with Banana
R (Results) - I didn’t see any dramatic results in the health of my scalp.
A (Aroma) - Smells just like banana-flavored candy!
T (Texture) - Looks and feels like smashed avocado. It was easy to work through my hair and made my scalp feel tingly.
E (Expense) - $3.99 1.69 Fl. Oz.; I purchased a set of 2 for $7.98 and got 3-4 uses out of each pack. I wouldn’t run out to buy this immediately, but I would repurchase it.Rating: Clearance Bound - I didn’t see immediate results, I would use every once in a while to give my scalp some extra TLC.
Sephora Collection Moschino + Sephora Toy Honey Mask
R (Results) - Face felt hydrated and plump
A (Aroma) - Faint sweet honey scent
T (Texture) - Just the right amount of serum!
E (Expense) - $4 1 Mask; Not worth buying.
Rating: Scam Alert - I was excited to score this mask, but this isn’t worth the hype.
SKIN&CO Truffle Therapy Face Toner
R (Results) - Saw no difference in pore size or skin texture
A (Aroma) - Smells like a spa; Ingredients include lots of essential oil
T (Texture) - Light and watery
E (Expense) - $27 6.8 Fl.Oz.; This is basically an overpriced witch hazel. I have no desire to buy this product.Rating: Scam Alert - Witch hazel does nothing for my skin, so this is easy to avoid.